May 24 2011

Special Guest!

JJ Heller ("Your Hands" and "What Love Really Means") was our guest on the show today! In case you missed the interview listen to some of the segments below:

JJ Heller's song dedicated to her new baby due in the fall of 2011:

The story behind "What Love Really Means" and the lives that have been impacted:

The story behind "Control":

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5/24/2011 2:18:52 PM
shelley United States
shelley
I just wanted to say I love JJ's song "What love really means".  The words really spoke to my heart and is such a beautiful song.  Whenever I feel down I put it on repeat on my itunes.  Dave and JJ hold a special place in my heart because they actually use to sing at my Jr. High Chapel in San Jose.  They are both such a blessing! Keep it up!
5/24/2011 2:31:24 PM
Cortney United States
Cortney
I teach English at a high school for "at risk" students, who are behind due to pregnancy, rehab stints, or jail time. Last year, I accidentally left JJ's song playing on the classroom radio and didn't realize it until halfway through class. When I tried to stealthily switch the music to avoid the "religion in school" backlash, the students complained so loudly, it was easier to just let it stay in. From that day on, JJ's CD became their favorite and it was so inspiring to hear them humming  "Your Hands" under their breath while writing. Many got her name from me, claiming they were going out to buy her music. With this year's group of student's I tried an experiment. We listened to JJ's music for a couple of weeks, and then I started switching CD's up. Again, complaints started, and JJ hasn't been removed from the CD player for 2 months. It's impossible to describe the atmosphere transformation that takes place when the first few cords of the CD play softly. It's as if all tension, stress, and anger drains from the room and the students are just peaceful. Everyday, JJ Hellar's CD allows students a taste of peace that they would never get otherwise, and I'm so thankful that I have access to an artist that touches my students so dramatically.
5/24/2011 2:34:14 PM
Jacque {Jackie} Johnson United States
Jacque {Jackie} Johnson
Hello JJ & Dave wanted to tell you it was great meeting you in Fresno and my 2 year old grandson will not let us listen to anything but your CDs. He knows the words to the long you wrote for your daughter. Thank you for sharing your gifts.
5/24/2011 2:35:44 PM
Ross Fox United States
Ross Fox
I too have been very comforted and Blessed by your song "What Love Really Means"  I even shared it with our whole church body how it really blessed me. Hey I just heard on the radio that you JJ and ur Hubby Dave are expecting in Sept. Congrats!!!  My wife and I have 7 kids and are very blessed by each and every one. We now also have two grand babys! May God continue to richly Bless you and your ministry!!
5/24/2011 2:37:15 PM
Breanna Lewis United States
Breanna Lewis
I love love loveee JJ Heller!!! Im 12 and going through the rough middle school years and she is definatly an inspiration!! thank you so much for writing such wonderful music!! Im so glad that i finally get the chance to say this! <3  
5/24/2011 2:43:24 PM
Evan Ross United States
Evan Ross
I grew up in the church, but when I was about 15, something in my life happened that cause me to move away from God. For years after that, I was a pretty bad person, doing things that not many people would be proud of. Last year, God led me back into a relationship with Him, and I was just confirmed into the Catholic Church this Easter. It was an extremely life-chinging and difficult journey, but I can finally say that I am proud of who God has made me into. Every time I hear "What Love Really Means" I can't help but cry, but this time in particular. While it was just being played live on the show, I was out checking my mail. During the song, I opened a letter from a dear friend of mine, and it was a congratulations card on my confirmation. At that very moment I was absolutely overwhelmed by the power and indescribable love of the Holy Spirit and sat in my car and sobbed for several minutes. I realized that no matter who you are, what you've done, or who you've harmed, God's love is absolutely inescapable. God bless everyone at K Love and all of the artists whose music you play for the incredible source of strength and inspiration you all have been in the toughest times in the lives of people everywhere.
5/24/2011 2:45:43 PM
Dawn United States
Dawn
I love JJ Heller! She is such a sweet and godly woman! I really love her music, and her music moves me. I have cried several times when I heard her newest songs. Also, I just think it is a blessing and is adorable that her and her husband work together and create the music inspired by God. Keep it up you guys, and may God bless you guys in every area of your lives! Congratulations on expecting your second child!
5/24/2011 3:00:14 PM
Lynn United States
Lynn
I can completely relate to the horrible panic attacks!  I suffered for months approaching the first anniversary of my father's death and at the same time was in a car wreck.  I couldn't get a handle on them and I felt so afraid all the time!  I made countless trips to the emergency room - which was also very embarrassing because it would result in getting a shot of some kind of sedative and I didn't want to be labeled as a "frequent flyer" or someone who comes to the hospital to get their fix.  I finally found peace through arming myself with God's word (and a good doctor).  I spent many nights sleeping with my Bible on my chest, literally, and listening to worship & praise music.  I am now over one year panic-free, and thank God for his mercy!  

Thank you, JJ, for sharing your music and your story.  God bless!
5/24/2011 3:07:17 PM
Salvador Vela United States
Salvador Vela
I also just wanted to say I love JJ's song "What love really means". Me & my wife will be finalizing our divorce on June 7,2011. I haven't realy been the man God has called me to be for my family. I'm sure you understand that an eperience like this can really make you question if you ever knew how to really Love anyone or feel loved. Your song has really comforted me in my darkest of hours. I've rededicated my life to Christ & know he loves me for who I am. No matter what I did in the past or will do in the future, his love is unfailing. I pray to him everyday to restore & reunite my family & help me to follow in his footsteps as a new creature in God.

God Bless You J.J. & KLove  
5/24/2011 3:10:19 PM
Laura United States
Laura
What was that song you guys just sang live in the studio? I must have that song!!! I am pregnant with our second child too and that song made me cry! In a good way! Haha
5/24/2011 3:10:49 PM
Kaytie United States
Kaytie
My husband and I are expecting our 2nd child and I have been worrying about finances. I was sitting in my car praying telling God it is all in His hands and help me Trust Him and then I heard what JJ said about how God loves this baby more than I do and that He wants to take care of her. Then her song to her baby came on and I just cried. It was like the Lord was speaking to me through the whole thing. Thank you so much
5/24/2011 3:12:38 PM
Magdalena United States
Magdalena
I listen to KLOVE only. Love it on my way to work and going home and especially on the highway.

I just heard you discussing JJ Heller's name on my way home. In German the word 'hell' means 'light', as in a light color. 'Heller' means 'lighter' as in more light (maybe even enlightened?). 'Ein heller Junge' is a quick witted or intelligent boy. So forget about any negative connotation regarding the name.
5/24/2011 3:21:59 PM
Jessika Canada
Jessika
Congratulations on going to have a second baby!!!
That is very excitingSmile
5/24/2011 4:06:44 PM
Bill United States
Bill
I just heard Baby #2 on the drive home, and my sister just delivered a child last night (9.2 pounds!). I'd love to send a link to my sister to share - K-Love, will you be posting this studio session online?
5/24/2011 4:22:10 PM
roberta United States
roberta
i just wanted to say that i too USED to suffer from panick attacks but sinceI've gotten saved 7 yrs ago haven't had any. However, after my first child 4 yrs ago they tried to come back. There was a constant anxiety for about 6 months. My sons name is Josiah which means fire of the Lord.  I  believe he will have a fire inside him for God but i can surely say i went through the fire too! I pray you never have to experience anything like that again. i was so shaken because i never thought it could come near once i was saved. i know many people don't believe this is for today, but in the times i become over whelmed with anxiety, or any emotion, i cry out to God with all my soul until words come out i couldn't make up or understand. Its then i know His Spirit is praying through me when i don't know how to pray for myself. it is His love and power that intercedes at my hardest times and most joyful times. He is my Refuge and Savior, Prince of peace, my healer, my Redeemer and protector. I love and trust him.
5/24/2011 4:25:26 PM
Dara United States
Dara
What Love Really Means has brought me to tears multiple times - I LOVE THAT SONG!!!  KLove doesn't play it enough.  Thank you
5/24/2011 4:28:09 PM
Melanie United States
Melanie
JJ Heller is one of my favorite artists.  I have been blessed many times and have been able to bless others too with her music!  Today while driving home from work, where I teach tough inner-city middle school students, I was blessed to hear the new Baby 2 song.  See, my husband and I are expecting our first little one in September as well.  While I begin to feel my baby become more active and all the more real daily, and much more active these days, I fall more in love with this little human inside of me.  I cried, happy tears while listening realizing what God has given to us in this child!  We are blessed to be parents of a little one to raise to love Him too!  Thank you JJ and your husband for putting feelings into words!  Blessings to you and your children!
5/24/2011 4:32:52 PM
mar United States
mar
I just caught part of the story a girl was telling about self harm.  I totally identify with that story being a former cutter. I have been free for over 6 months now. The absolute truth being that you think you are the one in control--you are not.  It is an addiction that is un-satisfy-able. The first few cuts brought the instant relief I needed but the more I cut the more I was a slave to it and it moved from cutting to suicidal desires. I praise God for His love for me and the people He placed in my life all along the way. He never let me go even when I was running hard and fast into a dead end. There are way too many out there that think this is their only hope--may God make Himself real to them.
5/24/2011 4:36:13 PM
Jennifer United States
Jennifer
Oh How God is Good!!   I jumped into my car to get some coffee and heard JJ's story about Brittany.  I self harm as well, it started around 10 years ago.  I heard the story and it pierced my very soul.  I have not yet broken the bondage of this addiction.  I struggle DAILY to live in the Light, however, I fall more times than not. The song "Control" moved me to tears.  I want to know and experience a peace and love of myself and an even greater love of HIM of whom I worship.,....God give me strength!!!  Thank You JJ!!
5/24/2011 4:36:14 PM
Hannah Mcroy United States
Hannah Mcroy
Hi whats up you guys!! hey my name is Hannah im 12 and every time i get in the car to go somewhere klove comes on and I automatically start singing! i don't know what i would do if i didn't have this station. thank you kelly and scott for being there for me! Could you please pray for my friends at school we just all need to love each other and stop getting caught up in that 6th grade drama. Thank you (ps Please share this on air thanks) Love Hannah Mcroy!! <3
5/24/2011 4:42:44 PM
diane kincaid United States
diane kincaid
how many times have i had to pull over on the road because i was crying during the song.
i really know how much GOD loves me. 26 yrs ago i became a single mother. (husband left me with a 3 and 5 yr old children. I remember falling on my knees and a asking God if he would help me i would forever be his faithful servant.
MAN OH MAN HAS HE PROVED FAITHFUL.

I told my friend she is a shrink here in our city.
If she played that song to her patients she could be out of business.

what power in that song.
from the bottom of my heart thank you.

sincerely
diane
5/24/2011 4:42:55 PM
mar United States
mar
@ Jennifer---I added you to my prayer list--praying for you daily!!
5/24/2011 4:51:00 PM
Jamielle United States
Jamielle
hello my name is Jamielle, and I'm 16 years old. I just heard JJ Heller's new song and instantaneously i broke down into tears. I had always loved JJ Heller's music, but after hearing that song for the first time, her music speaks louder then it ever did before. My story is like the one in the song, i turned to self-injury when my life seemed to have no purpose and semeed too overwhelming!! When i was a freshmen in HS, my life seemed to be caving in on me. I am adopted from South America, and often many times adopted kids go through stages and view the process differently as they mature. When i hit freshmen year, the year of numerous unanswered quesstions arised, and i felt so lost and confused. Instead of defining my self worth in Him, I let the past define me. I believed that because i was put up for adoption that I somehow wasn't good enough for her or anybody. Also i felt that family and people the closest to me would leave me in the end. So due to the family turmoil and many questions, the only way i knew how to cope was with a razor. Like JJ previously explained, it gave me a sense of control of my feelings and also it was easier to deal with physical pain, then it was with the emotional pain. it has been two years since that chapter of my life ended, and I consider it one of my greatest blessings. Despite the hurt and sorrow I felt, it brought me soo much closer to Him and thats because my loving family led me back again. I've grown to realize that even our desire to be in control is one that we need to let go b/c God loves us. And if He has brought your to it, then he will bring us through it! Thanks JJ heller for creating a song that helps me to reflect on my past and become stronger young woman full of His Love.
5/24/2011 5:02:55 PM
Holly Grim United States
Holly Grim
My name is Holly and I'm 15 and this is about my Mom. Her name is Erica and she is my hero. For about 10 years she was having pain no one could figure out what was wrong and I found "your hands" by JJ Heller and she listened to it everyday and now she is 100% pain free. I believe God puts things in our life to make us stronger and JJ you helped my family get threw the hardest time in our life. I thank you and God everyday for giving me my mom back! Thank you! God Bless!
5/24/2011 5:06:01 PM
Joey Farbstein United States
Joey Farbstein
Hey Scott, Kelli, JJ, and Mr. Heller!  When I first heard the song "What love really means" I couldn't stop listening to it! It spoke to me very deeply.  I told everyone about and how amazing the lyrics really capture how much GOd loves you.  SO later in the week, I was in my bible class at The Kings Academy in sunnyvale california and I started talking to my friend telling him about how awesome this song is by JJ Heller.  SO then later in that same class period, my teacher played "what love really means" which was awesome already but then he started talking about JJ being his daughter which then I started freakin out and couldnt believe that you (JJ) are the daughter of Mr Kellner one of the wisest most respectable men or GOd I have ever had the pleasure to be taught by.  I think you should stop by Kings sometime and maybe lead a worship with me chapel next year. I need some guidance on leading worship since I just joined the worship team for next year and have never preformed in front of a big crowd.  But I know that if GOd has it in his plan for me to worship Him other than in my car, then I am totally stoked to follow where He leads me.  God truly is using you to reach out to people.  God bless you.

5/24/2011 5:19:32 PM
Christina United States
Christina
I just wanted to say that the song "Your Hands" was a light in what I thought would be perpetual darkness in my life. Last year, after nearly 18 years of marriage, my husband decided that he wanted a divorce. I remember thinking that I would never see the light or joy in my life again. I would play this song over and over again and claim the love of God in my life. That song reminded me of God's sovereignty in my life and that he was always with me and holding me. Thank you for giving your heart in this song to those of us who may have never thought the light would be there again.
5/24/2011 7:50:55 PM
Danie Bunting United States
Danie Bunting
The new song for your baby touched my heart and brought back all of the memories of waiting for my little one. I would love for my older sister to hear this song. Her little girl is due to arrive in October and this song represents all the joy in this blessed time of her life. Thank you for sharing, it's my new favorite!
5/24/2011 8:10:16 PM
Jessica United States
Jessica
I was brought to tears when I heard the story behind JJ's latest song "Control". I cried even harder when I actually heard the song. I've been free of self-harm for almost two years. Admittedly, when I get stressed, the thought to run back to it all does echo in the back of my mind, but God has given me strength I never would have dreamed of. I remember being 12 years old, fatherless, and my best friends just turning on me. My mom, while she's awesome, was struggling with getting over a tough divorce. I felt forgotten, unloved, and incapable of being loved. I hated everything about me and nothing about me was good enough. At 12, I got my first scar. For me, self-injury was scattered through the months, just as a relief of pent up stress, even stopping all together for about 9 months when I grew closer to God. I let my faith in Christ get to my head. I didn't think I would ever be so broken again. But you know what they say, "The higher you rise, the harder you fall." I fell. Hard. My whole first semester of high school is a blur of cutting, burning, and drug abuse due to just hard circumstances and poor self-esteem. But, then God began to work through people in my life. They would tell me things that they couldn't have known unless God told them. I'd never seen God work like that before. Now, I'm a youth leader in my church. This life, this body, isn't mine anymore; it never was. My scars are reminders of my pain and reminders of Christ's scars. He bled for me, for my sin and my pain and my shame, so that I wouldn't have to punish myself for it anymore.

Thank you, JJ, for writing this song and for telling the story behind it. Not a lot of people understand self-injury. It's an addiction. I will always be a cutter, just as an alcoholic will always be an alcoholic. I'll just be a recovered cutter saved by the grace of God, and I'm okay with that.
5/24/2011 8:12:22 PM
Molly Kinney United States
Molly Kinney
I am so in love with JJ hellers songs.Last Sept. something happened to me that nobody could explain,not even Drs.Said I was mentally crazy.I lost my identification.1 month ago after several test the dr called and told me my resaults and I wasnt crazy.I live in pain every day,and not knowing what the next day holda for me.I am a single parent but each day I pray to God and cry out for just the right words and scripture to comfort me and I turn on Klove and there are my answers to my prayers.JJ HELERS music and K Love.I couldnt do it without  you all.Now I look at my pain and disease as a BLESSING instead of heartaches and I know there will be JOY in the morning no matter the night.Thank you for BLESSING me.
5/24/2011 8:14:52 PM
mitch and alice United States
mitch and alice
My wife and I are expecting our first little baby some time this week, and this song really touched our hearts! We met the Hellers when we worked at a Young Life camp in Arizona in 2005, before we were even dating! How far we've come and how neat it's been to see JJ grow in fame and to hear her songs on the radio!
5/24/2011 8:21:32 PM
Jess United States
Jess
The song dedicated to the new baby really touched my heart.  For the kids I already have, (3 children) and the possibility of more, God willing!  Children are such a blessing, and should be treated as such.
5/24/2011 8:57:36 PM
Jen United States
Jen
I've suffered from depression for many years. Last year for the first time I was placed in the hospital on a suicide watch. After being released into out patient therapy 40 hours a week for the next three months it was your music that helped carry me. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1, Anxiety Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. To get though the therapy I really needed was sometimes the most difficult and painful thing. I would often leave the room when I felt as though I could bear it no longer...go into the restroom and sing to your song, "Your Hands" until I was calm enough to return. Being reminded that I'm in God's hands is so helpful when you're in such a dark place and it feels hopeless. I own a few of your cds now and listen to them all the time. Your music will always be there for me and I thank you. I feel so at peace listening to your voice. (I can relate to the at-risk teens who were mentioned in a post earlier, your music brings peace no one has ever brought to troubled youth and damaged people) Thank you!
5/24/2011 9:18:39 PM
Jen United States
Jen
I also wanted to note that I write for a website called askabipolar.com and am involved in mental support groups online...so....I posted this video on the facebook page of each of those groups. I personally know people who cut or have cut, those who are depressed, anxious, into drugs, in a ton of pain, etc. I wanted to share this song especially as it's written about what "we" know. I hope that people will traffic these facebook pages and get the message, find your other music, come to know God and come to know peace. Wonderful peace that is available to all who know Him.
5/25/2011 6:12:31 AM
Christi United States
Christi
My husband and I recently adopted our son and are excited about adopting another child.  The song JJ sang about her baby is amazing.  We feel so lucky and blessed to have such a perfect baby.  It's amazing that somewhere out there God has another little baby who's eyes have never seen the sun and we're the lucky ones who will get to keep her safe and teach her.
5/25/2011 2:43:02 PM
Winner Torborg United States
Winner Torborg
Don't know if this is the right place to put this comment but I just wanted to tell of a little praise, a make-a -difference.  During all the storm activity that has been going on.  I was at Wal-mart yesterday and it started to rain heavily, my window was down.  I ran out to my car and found out that some kind person rolled my window up.
5/30/2011 1:32:36 PM
Ally United States
Ally
that is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you JJ Heller!!!!!!!!!!!!
5/30/2011 2:05:37 PM
vanessa United States
vanessa
thanks JJ for your song What Love Really Means. It just really touches me. you have no idea what it means to me
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